USB drives are likely to get infected by viruses, which can run automatically by adding a entry to the autorun.inf file in your USB drive.
USB is a freeware utility, that will prevent USB drives from loading programs automatically by automatically renaming autorun.inf files to autorun.inf_current date_time, and setting the file attribute to "normal", making it visible for system.
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You can attach a printer, external drive, camera, mobile phone and more using USB drives on your computer, but how can you see which devices are connected at any given time?
A handy Freeware software called USBDeview will let you view all the USB devices connected to your computer in a single interface.
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Every day you may add numerous USB devices to your computer, those USB devices may include your printer, scanner, mouse, flash drives and more.
USBDeview allows you to easily see which USB devices have been attached to your PC along with keeping a history of all the devices that have been attached in the past. This can be pretty useful if you want to keep track of any devices you may add to your PC over time.
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Having a lot of USB drives is a great help to backup files and store your media library and so on. Plugging in a USB drive is fairly easy but ejecting it needs to be done with care so that there is no data loss or damage to the drive.
Windows by default provides you with a utility which will allow you to safely remove the USB hardware from your PC without causing any damage to it. That said the utility provided by Windows has a long way to go with their interface which is very confusing to the end user.
USB Disk Ejector is a software that will allow you to quickly remove USB devices in Windows. The software was originally designed to only remove pen drives but can now remove any type of attached USB devices safely.
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